Kohat: Taliban burn 15 houses
KOHAT: At least 15 houses were burnt when Taliban attacked Jammu area in Frontier Region of Kohat on Monday night. The residents of the area had raised an armed lashkar against Taliban.
The militants, who came from Darra Adamkhel, torched several houses, forcing the inmates to run for their safety. The attackers sprinkled kerosene oil on the houses and set them on fire.
Fifteen houses were gutted completely, however, no loss of life was reported in the attack, according to an official press issued here on Tuesday.
Shafarish Khan, a local tribal elder, told Dawn that the tribesmen of Jammu had vacated the village on the orders of army for a search operation last month.
They were living in Kohat with their relatives and in rented houses and hotels, he added. Security forces had also established two checkpoints in the village to stop intrusion of militants from Darra Adamkhel. But the biggest threat faced by the local tribesmen was rockets fired by militants from the mountains. Such attacks had claimed several lives.
The tribesmen had started returning to their homes recently after army took control of the village.